We Have Idiots on Our Side Fighting Ebola

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  1. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health, said that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down" research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. As a result, he said, the international community has been left playing catch-up on a potentially avoidable humanitarian catastrophe.

    "NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. It's not like we suddenly woke up and thought, 'Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here,'" Collins told The Huffington Post on Friday. "Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would've gone through clinical trials and would have been ready."

    "How many more people will get infected with Ebola this year in the U.S.?" he went on. "I would guess you could count among the fingers of two hands, depending on what contacts of the guy in Dallas actually turned out to get infected."

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/12/ebola-vaccine_n_5974148.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592






    So the head of the NIH does not believe that Ebola is any threat at all to the USA, and we can "count on two hands" the number of Americans who will be infected this year.


    Great. That's just GREAT. These idiots are making our policy decisions.
     
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    And there we go....its Bush's fault. I was waiting for the left to figure out a way to blame Bush.

    Just a matter of time before ebola is labled a hate crime too since it seems to overwhelmingly attack blacks in africa
     
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    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    Oh, you didn't hear, Bush and the evil Republicans cut the budget to the CDC! It was only after dear leader took over is when the funding was restored!


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    Ving Well-Known Member

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    Yeah you dopes maybe rethink that idiotic idea of a small government. Teabaggers never learn.
     
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    You can't be this stupid. Private companies would develop a vaccine faster than any govt. run lab.
     
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    If you can only catch it from physical contact with a body fluid, why is this guy cleaning the sidewalk?

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    Protecting our citizens from this is EXACTLY what government is for. Even the most libertarian among us want that. What everyone is asking here is not for the CDC to rescue us. They are worse than FEMA. Close the borders. Now.

    However, you are nuts if you think a government run by lifetime politicians and bureaucrat drones can come up with a vaccine faster and more efficiently than private industry.
     
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    Ving Well-Known Member

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    Lol, you must be kidding. Our government funds the research. You can't be stupid enough to believe that a pharma company would waste their time and energy developing a vaccine like this. It's not profitable enough, think boner pills.
     
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    :jj: @ copying what Ben Affleck said on bill maher.
     
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    This Ving idiot probably gets all his news and opinions from Bill Maher and Jon Stewart.
     
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    That's the only good thing about it.
     
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    Guys we don't even have a Surgeon General because the nominee has been stuck for over A YEAR in bullshit red tape.....Why? because he believes in gun control....I think he thinks that guns kill, ergo, he can't possibly be considered for the position...
    TERM LIMITS NOW.....these douchebags won't give a rats-ass about what happens to our country, they have lifetime pensions and top of the line healthcare....
     
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    Still blaming bush? :jj:

    My god this administration never stops plumbing the depths of shittiness, do they? :facepalm:
     
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    I dont have time to worry about ebola. Im too busy still waiting for Fukashima to kill me.
     
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    :jj:

    It's a good argument you make. Well, at least so long as you're willing to ignore objective reality.

    http://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/02_24_98/story04.htm

    http://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/03_02_2004/story03.htm

    Don't let any of those pesky facts get in the way of your kick-ass "tea bagger" delusions. ;)

    And, of course, the worst part of this is that these budget numbers only go to further prove MyLazyHand's original point, which is that Dr. Francis Collins is far more dedicated to being a political stooge than he is to being a good doctor. Stooges are not what we need to control Ebola here or elsewhere.
     
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    a few years back a vaccine was delivered to the WHO ready for human trials. The WHO said oh thanks and that was the last of it.
     
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    Educate yourself dummy, Frontline covered a similar topic about the fact that big pharma has zero interest in developing new drugs to fight drug resistant bacteria. Without goverment funding it doesn't happen.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/hunting-the-nightmare-bacteria/
     
  20. MyLazyHand

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    So the NIH has been working on this for over a decade, has delivered ZERO RESULTS, and it's someone else's fault?

    Sounds like a liberal answer.


    But, but, but if we give them more money, they'll work super hard and they promise to get it right unless they need even more money at which point they'll tell you that you suck for not giving them enough money.
     
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